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N. Korea's ruling party to hold 1st congress in 36 years in 2016

2015/10/30 09:23

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- North Korea plans to convene the congress of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea for the first time in 36 years in early May, the North's media said Friday, in what may be a move to strengthen the party's power.

The political bureau of the WPK's central committee has decided to hold the party's 7th congress at an unspecified date in May, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

It is not clear what agendas will be discussed at the upcoming event.

The KCNA said in a statement that the move reflects "the demand of the party and the developing revolution that witness epoch-making changes in accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche, the cause of building a thriving socialist nation."

   Juche ideology is a guiding principle of North Korea.